Blue Dragon Pride Soars at Homecoming
It was a sea of blue and white at Division Avenue High School's homecoming on Oct. 14 as the Levittown School District's administrators, board of education, alumni, staff, students and families gathered for the celebration.
Lined up at Wisdom Lane Middle School, the school community held colorful Disney-themed banners and made their way through the parade route to Division Avenue High School. The Division Avenue High School and Wisdom Lane Middle School marching bands played as the high school's kickline, cheer team, homecoming court nominees, various clubs and inaugural Hall of Fame inductees waved and threw candy as they passed.
Before the start of the football game against the Plainedge High School Red Devils, community members were encouraged to stop by the numerous booths outside the entrance of the football field. Organizations sold school apparel, refreshments, held raffles and provided face painting. As part of the school's annual tradition, the senior flower ceremony was conducted on the football field where seniors from the marching band, football, kickline and cheer teams were announced with their family members.
The district also held the second half of their inaugural Levittown Hall of Fame inductions prior to the game. Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum Todd Winch announced six Levittown alumni who made a significant impact on the Levittown community and beyond.
Honorees included town councilman Dennis Dunne and New York State supreme court justice Thomas Feinman, alumni of Division Avenue High School. Graduates from Levittown Memorial High School included songwriter Ellie Greenwich, fireman Kevin McKinney, former town supervisor Kate Murray and coach Doug Robins. Four other Hall of Famers were recognized previously during MacArthur High School's homecoming.
During halftime, Principal John Coscia introduced the family of Division Avenue High School alumnus George Muench. The new marching band stand was dedicated in memory of the graduate. Following the dedication, the high school's award-winning marching band conducted a "Twilight Zone" performance and the kickline and cheerleaders entertained the crowd with their spirited routines.
In addition, the homecoming court nominees were announced onto the field as crowning took place. Dylan Chase and Heather Bonsignore were named homecoming prince and princess while Nick Alvino and Amy Rzemieniewski were recognized as the king and queen. The Blue Dragons worked hard for the win but were ultimately defeated to the Plainedge Red Devils, 42-14.